Rich Panico

January 1 - February 27

Reception Wed January 15
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Rich Panico has been drawing since childhood. A science prodigy and intensely introspective, he downplayed and concealed his drawing habit. Note taking in college and medical school consisted of pages of drawings with occasional text revealing a visual learning style. In college this elicited amusement and frank derision from professors who interpreted it as daydreaming and inattention despite excellent grades.  

In medical school drawing human anatomy and biochemical structures and pathways allowed a less covert relationship with drawing and forays into self taught classical technique in figure drawing. It was not until the last ten years that he has any formal training consisting of four weekend workshops with classical drawing instructors and two semesters of an audited self directed graduate drawing class at UGA.